Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Patrick Bowman
in case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Patrick.
Moon Baby - “Bae Sick” -
Pittsburgh-based neo-soul act Moon Baby is a close collaborator of Chris "Wise Blood" Laufman--who produced four of six tracks on her upcoming EP--and she shares Laufman's affinity for sample-driven, lo-fi R&B slow jams. The first the track from the EP "Bae Sick" is an amazingly sensual but intimate ballad that sounds as if Moon Baby is singing to you from her bedside.
Iceage - "The Lord's Favorite"
- These Danish punks made their names by unleashing two doomy, nihilistic albums of scorched earth noise rock in 2011 and 2013. I definitely admired what they were doing more than I actually liked listening to it. But now, they just released their third album Plowing into the Field of Love and have completely changed gears while still maintaining the raging muscularity of their former work. They've transformed into rambling, Scandinavian rockabillies, and have stuck the landing. This song “The Lord’s Favorite” is just a kick-ass honky-tonk ramble, with lead singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s disaffected howl making me imagine a hungover Jonathan Richman doing punked-up Johnny Cash covers.